Five Bands That We Wish Could Reunite Now

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The music scene today is such that great bands keep coming up every day. But there will always be bands that leave behind a legacy that keeps their fans pining for a reunion. Here are the 5 bands that need to reunite right NOW:

Porcupine Tree: They haven’t split up, but they have been on hiatus for some time now, around 4 years. Although frontman Steven Wilson’s solo albums are great in their own right, fans still long for the heavy riffs and ambient transitions that made up an integral part of Porcupine Tree’s music. The band went on hiatus in 2010, after the touring cycle of The Incident. The band members have kept themselves busy since then, with various projects and have shown a willingness to reunite sometime in the future, without setting a timeline. Wilson has already said he will be busy for the rest of 2015 promoting and touring in support of his upcoming album Hand. Cannot. Erase., which is scheduled to release next month, so any new Porcupine Tree will have to wait till 2016 at least. Likelihood of reforming: 8/10.

Rage Against the Machine: Rage Against the Machine continue to keep their fans guessing. The band has consistently maintained since reuniting in 2007 that they are “very much a band,” but have not performed together since the July of 2011. It is now over 15 years since they released an album. Band members have over the years given conflicting statement over the possibility of a new record. However, all the talk of a new album has died down in the past few years, with drummer Brad Wilk even going so far as to say that the band is over for him in April 2014. With all the band members being busy with their own projects, it seems we might have to wait a while for a new RATM record. That is, if they do release one. Likelihood of reforming: 6/10.

Pantera: People have been asking for a Pantera reunion ever since the band split up in 2001. While they started out as a glam metal band, Pantera truly found their sound with the release of their fifth album, Cowboys From Hell. The band went from strength to strength with the release ofVulgar Display of Power, Far Beyond Driven and The Great Southern Trendkill. Tensions began to emerge after that, and they would release only one more album before splitting up in 2001. Guitarist Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed in 2004 while performing with Damageplan. The possibility of a reunion remains scant though as the band members have shown no inclination to talk about it. Another potential stumbling block could be the question of Dimebag’s successor. Likelihood of reforming: 4/10.

Audioslave: If we can’t get Rage Against the Machine, why the next best thing? Audioslave formed in 2001 and consisted of Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of RATM and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden. They were fairly prolific in their 6 years of existence, releasing 3 albums. With their trademark 70’s-hard-rock-meets-90’s-alternative-metal sound and the famous histories of its members, Audioslave went on to become very successful and even earned 3 Grammy nominations. The band disbanded in 2007 and there has been no talk of a reunion since then, although the band members are still friends and regularly collaborate on stage. Likelihood of a reunion: 3/10.

Led Zeppelin: One of the biggest bands to ever exist, Led Zeppelin’s legacy is unparalleled. They are one of the highest-selling artists of all time, and their first 4 albums are considered highly influential in rock and metal. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham went on to become household names. The death of drummer John Bonham led them to disband in 1980. Robert Plant and Jimmy Page have reunited for one-off shows many times over the years. With both of them being in their 60’s, it looks like the possibility of a reunion may be minimal. Their legacy, however, ensures that there will always be fans asking for a Led Zeppelin reunion. Likelihood of a reunion: 1/10.

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Parth Gyani is an engineer by mistake and music lover by choice from Mumbai, India. He wishes he was born in the 80s.